Tag Archives: behaviours

Power and Authority in Leadership

Reflecting on the latest leadership challenges in terms of the election of the new President of the USA, the Brexit vote and the movements in the Australian political field, the question of power  and influence and the the authority of … Continue reading

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What is it that makes people become a Triceratops?

This may sound like a strange question! But it was certainly one that pre occupied people when the Organizational Zoo met Emotionally Intelligent leaders. Still confused? At a mini workshop, the issue of emotionally intelligent leadership was explored. To do … Continue reading

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Teams in a Time of Change

I recently facilitated a workshop for a Government department Young Professionals Network. This particular department had recently gone through massive organizational restructuring. Valued relationships were broken down and new ones needed to be formed to achieve the necessary  work. There … Continue reading

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Personal Impact

“If you think  you are too small to have an impact, you have never been to bed with a mosquito.” Anita Roddick. This quote amongst a number of others I often use in my coaching activities. Quotes, especially those that … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict Through Metaphor

I have recently been asked to work in the area of conflict resolution. It seems that with increased stressors in the workplace such as impending change or simply people being forced to work together with others they normally would not … Continue reading

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Leadership, Risk and Personal Safety

Leaders today need to be “learning agile”. This means taking risks, reflecting and innovating. ( The attached article from CCL “Learning About Learning Agility”  Learning_Agility_CCL2012 explains this in detail and provides a model for these behaviours ) The article also identifies … Continue reading

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We All Have the Right to Feel Safe All of the Time

When I worked for police, we were involved in delivering and promoting a program known as Protective Behaviours. In the context I was working in, it was aimed at young people and provided a terrific way of making decisions in … Continue reading

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Metaphor

Metaphor is a powerful way of: developing ideas, starting a conversation, transferring knowledge and developing an understanding of complex concepts. In much of the work I undertake I weave in metaphor at some point and often along with story.  It … Continue reading

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KM Asia

Recently at KM Asia in Singapore I co facilitated a workshop with Arthur Shelley from Intelligent Answers. We aimed at facilitating the workshop so the participants could develop an understanding of the use of metaphor through the Organizational Zoo (see … Continue reading

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Organisational Values and Behaviours

I recently facilitated a workshop for a client who was grappling with the issue of organisational values. In initial discussions we agreed that the values were meaningless if just posted on the wall as words.  What one word means to … Continue reading

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